{DIY} MY BULLET JOURNAL // gel pens + laptop + spotify = happiness

basically I asked on my instagram if you guys would like to see how I bullet journal and uhmmmmmm A LOT OF YOU SAID YES AND GAHHH THANK YOU *feels really special rn*  this all started for me bc Sarah was doing bullet journaling and also KATIE GRACE DOES IT SO OBV ITS COOL and so i was like "okay I'll give it a try"

 Sarah's first suggestion was DONT GET ON PINTEREST - but I did it and died but to save you, here is my pinterest board with some of my most faves. If you're brave, you may go off yourself *coughcough* wouldn't recommend it.......

then I ordered THIS notebook with THESE  gel pens off of Amazon. The spinal bound notebook was like YES OKAY IM BUYING THIS LIKE RIGGHHHTT NOW. cuz I need my bullet journal in sight, open and on my desk.  Otherwise, I promise you, I'll never use it!!

When it came to actually writing in the book, I WAS SCARED K. To calm myself down, I grabbed my laptop - at first I was thinking "oh I'll just listen to music and give this a try" but then I opened the pinterest pins I liked and basically sat there copying and EEP before I knew it MY BULLET JOURNAL WAS COMING TOGETHER.

you need

  • music + headphones
  • notebook and pens
  • RULER
  • good black pen that doesn't bleed 
  • and like some time (HA I KNOW RIGHT)

and even tho I thought this thing was going to be so stressful NOPE. not even close. I LOOVEE sitting there are doing this artistic thing each weekend. 

So, what I'm doing right now (bullet journaling is AWESOME LIKE THAT you can change it up whenever you want) is a monthly calendar with goals and a dotted fill in the blank what I've completed each day. (pic 5)

Then I make up a weekly planner each week (pics 3-4). That's where I'm allowed to be the most free in whatever I like. I have a sleeptracker, DIY projects I want to do, blogpost ideas, what's going on each day, appointments, birthdays, movies/books each week, the weather and also IF I EXERCISED. hahaha

 and I promise you the only way I'm getting it to look this nice ARE BC OF THE DOTS. It's all counting and dividing, ending up with rather straight and clean lines. obv my journal isn't perfect. but eeeeeeeeep I LOVE IT SO MUCH. also all the colors from the pens are legit awesomeness.

GUYS I ALSO JUST FINISHED SARE'S BOOK - im dead thats all k 

any questions??
do you bullet journal too?

 



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  1. O I WANT TO BULLET JOURNAL SO BAD. *dies* I NEED TO GET ONE.
    OMJ YOU FINISHED SARE'S BOOK. WAS IT GOOD? WAS IT BAD? DID YOU CRY? (YOU BETTER HAVE CRIED OR ELSE)

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    1. YOU SHOULD DO IT THEN GIRL!! legit. it's so much fun xD
      HEHEHEHEHEHEH I DID AND I WONT SAY ANYTHING AT ALL *grins*

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  2. Your bullet journal looks amazing! I started to set one up at the beginning of the month, but promptly got overwhelmed by all the 100000 different ways to set up JUST the weekly pages.... so I decided to wait a little while and find the ones that I really wanted to try out. ;)

    Thanks for sharing yours with us!

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    1. omw I KNOWWWWWWWwwwww but that's the fun thing of it too! That's exactly what I did too!! XD I think I'll end up sticking with what I'm doing for a while..that's just how I am lol

      aww gosh of course! AND DONT GIVE UP XD

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  3. BULLET JOURNALING. IT IS AWESOME. *hugs my BuJo* Although, being the perfectionist I am, I've ripped out wayyy too many pages by now. *whacks perfectionist self*

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    1. IT IS IKR?!?! like eeeepppp hahahahaaa!! I wanted to do that - especially with this whole post. I LEGIT ABOUT SCRATCHED IT. like uhhhhgg so many dumb mistakes uhg

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  4. This post, I love it, those photos. yasssss.

    I kinda maybe sorta wanna look into bullet journaling now...

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    1. *hugs you* eeepppp

      well geesh girl DO IT

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    2. also I just realized I have the same gel pens as you XD

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  5. I really want to give this a shot, but I'm such a perfectionist and I don't think I'd know what I'd even use XD ... And Katie does all those artsy drawing things which I can't do XP SO .... I'll try it eventually and probably WONT share it on my blog XD Yours looks super fantabulous though, so nice job!

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    1. a lot of you gals are saying that!! XD I think you just have to give it a go tho? Bc it's suppppeerrr helpful in your daily life accomplishments. Also ITS FUN. I was scared that I couldn't do it bc I'm not artsy AT ALL. eeeppp what if I dare you to put it on your blog? *grins*

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  6. THIS. POST.

    WHY ARE YOU SUCH A GOOD BLOGGER?????? *cries* JUST WHY ARE YOU SO AMAZING?????

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    1. GOSHHHHHH GIRL

      honestly stop k YOU GOT TO PLAY PIANO FOR FAMOUS DUDES SO SHUSH

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  7. okay i am going to order these right nowwwwww
    IT LOOKS SO PRETTY AND AHSDJKFJ PERFECT

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    1. legit *squeals* plz tell me what you think k?!
      ACKKKKKKK ITS NOT PERFECT BUT EEP THANKS

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    2. I was looking for one the was spiral bound so i could lay it out and this is perfect eeep. haha it's better than what i might do xD I'm not very good at pretty little things but it's worth a try.

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    3. that's legit why I bought it. IT WAS SO IMPORTANT TO ME LEGIT!!!!!! (no i didn't just say legit twice - and now 3x) eeeeeeeeeeppppppp yes give it a try!

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  8. YES TO ALL OF THIS WOOT

    and the pictures look so good <3

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    1. HEHEHEEE XD XD

      gahhh no they're blah but thanks ;)

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  9. So lovely! I need to try this. My only problem is finding time to do it . . . hmm. ;)

    s.
    lavender and blue
    the inkpot girl

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    1. uhm yes you do it's legit amazingness!! hahah ikr?! Sunday afternoons are really perfect for it xD

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  10. Oh I love this post! BoJos are SO AWESOME. Your notebook looks awesome too: I'll have to look into that. Also your BuJo looks really minimalistic and not too decorated (unlike mine, hehe).

    ITS SO PRETTY I LOVE READING BUJO POSTS

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    1. oh thank you girl!! *laughs cuz I legit just realized what a BuJo is* IM NEW TO TERMS OFTEN LOL awwwwwwww mimimalistic?!?! EEP *grins* I love that word.

      EEP LEGIT GIRL THANKS FOR YOUR COMMENT XD

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  11. Bullet journaling looks really cool, and you do such a great job.

    You finished Sare's book?!!! SPILL XD

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    1. girl you need to do it k? gahhh *hides behind a tree* I DONT DO A GOOD JOB BLAH

      *grins evilly* YOU THINK IM GONNA SPILL!? no way. no how

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  12. Girl! That's awesome!! I've tried bullet journaling...but I'm not consistent lol. I do looove your notebook and I'm tempted to buy one sometime:). And your first picture.....awesome;)

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    1. being consistent is SO HARD. But that's why I leave it out on my desk - I legit sit there a majority of the day doing school lol!!! ooooooh you should. I adore it. I can give you the exact dotted measurements if you get it too LOL
      gahhhh BESS *hugs you*

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    2. Yes, dot measuring is a must lol!!!

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  13. That is soooo pretty! It makes my little organizer self v happy. 😊🤗

    Hailey
    haileyhudson.wordpress.com

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    1. aww are you an organizer?!!? I'm really not - so I have to find ways to keep myself in check LOL

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  14. Ooh it looks so pretty! I never actually understood what a bullet journal is and this makes so much sense.

    How does it look filled out? Like, I see your blocks for days of the week but I don't understand how you actually use it. (talking about photo #4)

    Now I want to. This is something that appeals very greatly. But time. *makes face*

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    1. really?!?! wow Okay I feel so proud right now

      I really like it! I use different color pens to add dimension. It works very well!

      eepppp plz do! And tell me, would you?! also - it takes like an hour max! So you could totally do it on a evening?? xD

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    2. Feel proud. You should. XP

      I meant, what do you put in the boxes? Just stuff that happened that day? Important moments? a to-do list?

      *is torn* I might do it as a reward for getting something big done. I don't know.

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    3. So I actually just went to your pinterest board and yes. I am doing this.

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    4. eeeeeeppp DO IT. (and yeah I just fill out what I need to do + what I did that day lol)

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  15. Wow, it's super pretty! :-) (I'd never actually heard of bullet journaling before. You are educating me. BE PROUD.)

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    1. omw *covers face* everyone keeps saying that and I'm like GUYS ITS SO PLAIN lol *is proud* also you should try to bullet journal - just saying XD

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  16. whatttt why is this so pretty and perfect?? seriously this is goals *inserts emoji with eyes of hearts*

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    1. whattt girl it is not!! didn't you see all the mistakes?!?! LOL!! *giggles cuz you're crazy*

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    2. oh well now that you say that....
      ewwwww julia this is terrible oh my goodness wow
      there is that better?

      but really, this is good stuff

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    3. way better thank you

      *moans*

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  17. Your bullet journal is gorgeous!
    I started a bullet journal back in November because of Katie Grace and really like it. Mine isn't very artsy though because I really am not an artsy person. It's basically just a bunch of lists for various things but it really helps me organize my life :)
    Also, can I have sugarfree pistachio virtual ice cream? I haven't had that in forever...

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    1. EEP GIRL THANK YOU
      hahaha ikr?! Katie Grace is kinda goals. *giggles* I'm not artsy either!! I can't do any of the art work lol
      *gives you sugarfree pistachio ice cream* CAN I TASTE SOME?! XD

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    2. Go ahead, try some!
      Katie Grace is totally goals XD
      Also, one of my closest friends and I agreed that Spotify is love. We no longer tell each other, 'I love you' we now say, 'I Spotify you' 😂
      Oh! Did I see in your instagran thing at the bottom of your blog that you have a printed copy of your book? I would love to hear more about it!!! Is there a blog post I missed or something?

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    3. omw hahahaha I will forever more say "I spotify you" XD
      and epppppppppppppppp yes you did!! I do have a blogpost on it actually *grins and runs to grab link*
      https://thebarefootgal.blogspot.com/2016/12/i-published-my-book-be-prepared-for.html

      TA DA XD

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  18. Haha! Great post, Julia! I really enjoyed it--no, I don't bullet journal but I have CERTAINLY heard of it! Usually I just use mountains of sticky-notes to plan my to-dos, maybe this is something I should pursue! XD
    Ummm...questions??? Is it hard to keep it up? Lol.

    Amelia xxx
    <3

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    1. You should try, Amelia!! Seriously - it's really fun. hahahaha!!! Sticky notes get me so bad - like uhg they almost annoy me
      huh..not so far! The first week I got a little behind, but not really!

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  19. Errrrr, can we all just collectively take a moment to appreciate how beautiful and perfect this is?
    ...
    ...
    ...
    I feel better now.
    And I really need to start bullet journaling but I'm too ocd but okay bye

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    1. *dies cuz DONT YOU SEE THE MISTAKES*

      *falls on floor laughing* Elissa, you're darling k
      (woah wait you're ocd well goodbye our diy business that would drive me crazy lol)

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    2. NO I DON'T STOP BEING INSECURE JULIA.
      also *blushes* thanks

      and I have tendencies and it is actually really great for diy because all my lines are straight. so ha.

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    3. WELL WHAT IF I AM *pouts*

      hmmmmmmm okay yeah i guess we can have a trial period

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  20. firstly WHY IS YOUR BUJO LITERAL PERFECTION *calm yo self sage*
    secondly, i just started bujoing like last week and posted it on my blog:))

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    1. IT ISNT I PROMISE YOU there were a ton of mistakes legit
      ooooooohh awesomeness

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  21. Your bullet journal is so pretty!

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    1. GAHHH THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU XD

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